against the clock
The Timeless star talks playing a badass time-travelling soldier...
Matt Lanter chats getting heroic in new time-travel drama Timeless...
“i drew a lot from Han Solo and indiana Jones. i wanted to present Wyatt as a badass, but i still wanted that touch of humour like Han Solo. That’s what people love about those characters. They are so effortlessly cool and that’s how i hope this character comes off.”
MAN OF MYSTERY
“We don’t know exactly why Wyatt is there. We know he’s Delta force, but we don’t know if he’s currently active or why the government picked him out of all those military personnel they could have gotten.”
“one of my good friends growing up, his brother used to be in the army. He told us he had to register his hands with the government as a deadly weapon. at the time, i was like, ‘That is so cool.’ i think about that with Wyatt. This guy is so highly-trained, with an expertise level of basically killing with his bare hands if he needs to.”
TIME TRAVEL CONUNDRUM
“We’re going to see Wyatt struggle with getting the mission done or fulfilling his emotional desires, particularly dealing with his dead wife. now that he has the ability to travel back in time, why would he not try to undo what has happened?”
“i would love to do some Civil War stuff. There are so many emotional things happening in the Civil War that would affect Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), with the slavery issue, the north versus the south and brother versus brother. it’s so powerful and the birth of our nation.”
Timeless will air on NBC in the US from 3 October.